The Legal Beat
Law Students Living Off Credit Cards After Law School Goes Belly Up
Posted on Thursday March 14, 2019
[Western State has] almost turned into a Lord of the Flies mentality. It’s very frustrating, we don’t really know what is going on. It doesn’t seem too promising to me. I’m hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
— Michael Royer, a third-year student at Western State College of Law at Argosy University, commenting on the untenable situation that’s unfolding at the law school. The Department of Education has pulled the schools’ federal financial aid, and law students have yet to receive their loan disbursements. Western State’s receiver claims he’s attempting to find a buyer so that students may finish their degree programs. Royer is a single father with two young children, and he’s been surviving off credit cards and income from a part-time law clerk position at a local personal injury firm. Please click here and make a donation to help law students in need at Western State.
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